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HIGHWAY RELOCATION: Shown at right are the East Side parcels of developable land in the 40-acre Interstate 195 Redevelopment District of Providence. The district was created after the original Interstate 195, seen at far left, was federally relocated more than 10 years ago.
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Despite questions, I-195 District on course

When Robert Davis, a longtime real estate lawyer, joined the board of the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission in 2015, he’d talk to potential developers...

Barnard School student a winner of Doodle for Google Competition

PROVIDENCE – A second grade student from Henry Barnard School is one of 53 winners nationwide in the Doodle for Google Competition.Isla Becker's entry...

RI Promise deserves passage

Sometimes the corny thing can be the right thing.Such is the case with General Treasurer Seth Magaziner’s plan to deposit $529 into the 529...
MANY HATS: Margaret Brooks, president of the Rhode Island Jump$tart Coalition, also directs the Rhode Island Council for Economic Education, advocating for more financial education for K-12 students. She is the director of the Center for Economic Education at Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Mass., and leads the school’s Office of Financial Literacy Initiatives.
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Boosting financial literacy Brooks’ passion

Business Women Awards 2019 | HONOREE Margaret Brooks, Rhode Island Jump$tart CoalitionMargaret Brooks is passionate about empowering the state’s vulnerable populations via financial literacy, a...

Interior designer strikes unique balance of life, work, school

Business Women Awards 2019 | HONOREE Janelle Blakely Photopoulos, Blakely Interior DesignWHAT’S THE SECRET to building an award-winning interior design company while caring for three...
THE FIRST STUDENTS WHO benefited from the Rhode Island Promise tuition-free scholarship program will be graduating from the Community College of Rhode Island on Thursday. / COURTESY COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND

CCRI’s first class of R.I. Promise recipients set to graduate Thursday

PROVIDENCE – The Community College of Rhode Island is set to graduate its largest class in more than 20 years – about 2,300 students...

TIMES2 Institute to host STEM Conference for Youth May 4

PROVIDENCE – TIMES2 Institute, which offers programming for science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, learners of all ages, will host the IDEAL (Increasing...
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Raimondo: A ‘partner with business’

You could say Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is a pragmatist. The way she puts it, she’s not trying to change the world so much...
GEAR PREP: Advanced Production and Design in Warwick provides audio and visual equipment and other event-production services. From left, Evan Perry, chief operating officer; Patrick Boutwell, production and warehouse technician; and Adam Ramsey, CEO, prep gear for a job.
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Resurgence in corporate business meetings keeps event planners, caterers busy

Sometimes overheard around the office water cooler: “Damn it, I have another meeting.”You can bet Issa Jouaneh doesn’t see it that way. He’s the...
GOV. GINA RAIMONDO, shown in her office, testified before the Senate Education and Finance committees on Wednesday in support of her proposal to expand the Rhode Island Promise program PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo: Cost of expanded tuition-free R.I. Promise program ‘a drop in...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo told lawmakers Wednesday that her proposed $5.3 million expansion of the tuition-free program Rhode Island Promise is crucial...
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